Events Listings: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2015

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Fiddler Ryck Kaiser and keyboardist Jill Smith will play for a New England Contra Dance Oct. 3 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
Guided tours of the historic Forty Fort Cemetery will run Oct. 3, 10 and 11 at 1 p.m. Meet at the Forty Fort Meeting House for a pre-tour talk.
There will be plenty of children’s activities at the annual Hawley Harvest Hoedown on Oct. 3.
The North Branch Land Trust invites everyone to ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ Oct. 4 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.
A group of Tibetan monks will visit the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas Oct. 5 to 9 for a series of activities including creating a sand mandala.
The music, dance and art of 56 ethnic groups will be represented in the presentation ‘Colorful China’ Oct. 5 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston.

Recommended


    THIS WEEK: Sept. 30 to Oct. 6, 2015

    Bloomsburg Fair, the 159th edition of one of the largest fairs on the East Coast with a midway of rides, games and vendors, agricultural and horticultural exhibits, grandstand shows, Championship Figure 8 Racing, Full-Pull Tractor and Truck Pulling, demolition derby, tours of the historic Barton House, Sky Ride, helicopter rides and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Through Oct. 3. $8; $5 parking. 570-784-4949.

    Fall Film Festival, foreign, independent and art films shown through Oct. 8 with a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. For a schedule of movie offerings log onto dietrichtheater.com or 570-996-1500.

    Crash, the Academy Award-winning ensemble drama about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles. Part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-208-8021.

    Encounters with Dorothy Day, a talk on the 1900s human-rights activist by Robert Ellsberg who edited her published diaries and letters. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Sept. 30. Free. 570-941-6631.

    Fall Film and Discussion Series, with screenings of movies with a local connection including “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” “The Best Man,” “Small Time Crooks,” “Sneakers” and “Miracle of the Bells.” Offered by Penn State Wilkes-Barre as a personal enrichment course with instructor Bill Bachman. Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Thursdays from Oct. 1 to 29. $40 for series. Registration at wb.psu.edu/ce.

    Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts event with theater, music, comedy, dance and more in venues throughout downtown Scranton including the Leonard Theater, 335 Adams Ave.; Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Ale Mary’s, 126 Franklin Ave. and many more. Oct. 1 to 4. Details and schedule at scrantonfringe.org.

    Discover Hypnosis for Weight Loss, Personal Goals and Fun, a talk by Chris Halbohm, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1. 570-823-0156.

    Cooking Demonstration. Learn to prepare pumpkin bisque, pecan-crusted chicken with apple stuffing and caramel galette for dessert. Optional wine pairings with each course. Irem Temple Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1. $30; $37 with wine. Reservations: 570-675-1134.

    Hunt for Treasure Film Festival, a screening of “Easy Come, Easy Go” (1967) starring Elvis Presley. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Coal Cracker Cruisers Halloween Car Cruise, with food, music, door prizes, raffles and trophies. Advance Auto Parts, 161 Brooklyn St., Carbondale. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2. 570-876-4034.

    Horror Hall, a walk-through haunted Halloween attraction full of chills and thrills, high-impact scares, strobe lights and theatrical fog. Tilbury Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station, 11 E. Poplar St., Nanticoke. Through Oct. 31 : 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday. $13. Info at horrorhall.com.

    Dracula’s Forest, the 32nd year of terrifying Halloween thrills including a Haunted Hayride, the Walk of Doom and a Fall Festival Midway. 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit. Through Oct. 31 with hours 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays (except Sept. 27). Little Screamers Not-So-Scary Hayride for children is offered 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in October. All dates weather permitting. 570-586-5084 or draculasforest.com.

    Ghost Walks in Old Mauch Chunk, a one-mile, lantern-lighted tour to hear tales of lore, ghoulish encounters and histories of buildings along Broadway, led by a costumed storyteller. Meet at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, 24 Broadway. Through October 31: 7 and 8:30 p.m. Fridays; 7, 7:15, 8:30 and 8:45 p.m. Saturdays; 7 p.m. Sundays. $12, $6 children. Reservations: 570-325-2346.

    Gravestone Manor, the annual theatricalHalloween attraction. Trion Warehouse, 1095 Route 315, Plains Township. Oct. 2 to 30: 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays. $10. 570-821-6500 or gravestonemanor.com.

    Celebrating Our Present, Understanding Our Past, a discussion on Carpatho-Rusyn history, traditions and life in the northern anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania. St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St., Pittston. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 3. With refreshments and a light lunch along with tours of the church. Free. Registration: 570-654-4564 or stmichaelsbcc@outlook.com.

    Eckley Fall Festival, with village and cemetery tours, crop circle agents, pony rides, craft and food vendors, pumpkin patch, hayrides, tricky trays and more. Eckley Miners’ Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 3 with a bonfire at 5 p.m. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. 570-636-2070.

    Fall Foliage Weekends, with arts and crafts, music, food, children’s activities and special events. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 3 to 18. 570-325-8485.

    Quilt and Artisan Show, with handmade quilts, fine art and unique crafts, lunch menu, wine tasting, chocolate sampling and a quilt raffle. Triton Hose Company, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. Also: displays of quilts throughout the streets of Tunkhannock and at the Wyoming County Historical Society. 570-836-2441.

    Hawley Harvest Hoedown, the annual street festival with arts vendors, food, live music, farmers market, hayrides, children’s games, cider tastings, brews, a folk-music open mic and family fun. Downtown Hawley. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. 570-226-4064.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Gouldsboro. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 3 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    The Underground Railroad in Quilts? A presentation on one of the mysteries of the Civil War period: whether escaped slaves used quilts as signals to help their escape. Also: displays of Stack-n-Whack quilts and the Glass Freedom Quilt, glass squares with designs alledgedly showing the way to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 3. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Ken Pollock Ford, Lincoln Grand Opening, with live music, the Penn State-Army game on a big screen, prize giveaways, Pollock’s Barbeques and other food courtesy of the tailgate grill from Damon’s Bar and Grill in Hazleton. 1120 Front St., Berwick. Noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 3. 570-752-2797.

    Stitched, a documentary following three competitive art quilters as they prepare to compete in the nation’s largest quilt show. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 p.m. Oct. 3. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Forty Fort Cemetery Tours, beginning with a brief pre-tour talk in the Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 1 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 11. $10, $5 children. 570-287-5214.

    Harvest Hoedown, with line dancing, square dancing and a campfire cookout. Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3. $7; $4 children. 570-836-6986.

    Ghost Tours of the Old Jail Museum, Halloween chills at the historic 1871 building at 128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 6:15 to 9 p.m. Saturdays from Oct. 3 to 17 with tours every 20 minutes. $10, $7 students. 570-325-5259.

    New England Contra Dance, with fiddler Ryck Kaiser and keyboardist Jill Smith along with caller Bob Isaacs. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. Oct. 3 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

    North East Dance Club, with music by DJ The Godfather. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Oct. 3. $5. 570-342-1770.

    Hillside Farms Fall Festival, with music, children’s games, educational presentations, tractor-wagon rides, craft booths and farm-fresh foods. The Lands at Hillside, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 4. $10 per carload. 570-696-2881.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Parish at St. Mary’s School, 1010 Hanover St., Nanticoke. Oct. 4 with doors at 12:30 p.m. 570-735-4833.

    Colonial Harvest Festival, with vendors of old-time crafts along with tours of the historic home and demonstrations of textile spinning, cross-cut sawing, 18th-century weapons, quill pen and ink, wood carving, wheat weaving, blacksmithing, bookbinding and more. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. $5, $3 children. 570-822-1727.

    Annual Harvest Bingo, with cash prizes, tricky trays, door prizes and food. MMI Preparatory School, 154 Centre St., Freeland. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4. $5. 570-636-1108.

    Fall Folige Train Excursion, a 26-mile round trip from Scranton to Moscow to tour the restored passenger and freight stations. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 4, 12, 17, 25 departing at 12:30 p.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Oct. 4 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 570-735-4833.

    Forty Fort Meeting House Tours. Explore the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4. $2. 570-287-5214.

    Annual Ecumenical Vesper Service, officiated by the Rev. Charles Carrick of Wyoming Seminary accompanied by the Madrigal Singers. Forty Fort Meeting House, 20 River St. 5 p.m. Oct. 4. 570-287-5214.

    Taste the Local Harvest, with samplings of brews, wines and foods from local farms, music by Strawberry Jam and live NFL football broadcasts. Huntsville Golf Club, 1334 Market St., Dallas. 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. $50. Sponsored by the North Branch Land Trust. 570-696-5545.

    Jazz Dancing, with music by the 17-piece Marywood Dance Band. Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Free. 570-340-6000.

    Tibetan Monks Visit, a sharing of culture by representatives of the Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery in India. The monks will create a mandala using finely colored sand from Oct. 5 to 9 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery of Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 to 8; 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 9. Also: Golden Tea Offering, prayers and chanting 4 to 4:45 p.m. Oct. 5 and 7; a musical program in Lemmond Theater 7 p.m. Oct. 6; a lecture on meditation at noon in Insalaco Hall; a World Peace Lecture 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Insalaco Hall; and a closing ceremony including dissolving of the mandala 1 p.m. Oct. 9. 570-674-6719.

    Colorful China, a showcase of dance, music and art representing many of the 56 ethnic groups in China, presented by a troupe of 21 costumed performers. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Free. 570-270-2192.

    Hoban Lecture, a talk on “The U.S. Role in the World: Challenges and Responsibilities” by Sen. George J. Mitchell, former U.S. Senate majority leader and author of “The Negotiator: A Memoir.” Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Free. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

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    Greek Food Festival, tastes of the Mediterranean including baklava, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves, pastitsio, galaktoboureko, gyros, souvlaki and more. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 7 to 9. 570-417-4465.

    The Other Side of Immigration, a film which questions why so many Mexicans have migrated to the U.S. and what has happened to the families and communities they’ve left behind. Part of the fifth annual King’s College Hispanic Film Festival. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 7. Free. 570-208-8021.

    History, Mystery and Ghosts, a talk by Civil War expert and paranormal investigator Larry Phelps who also conducts Ghost Tours in Gettysburg. Presented by the Civil War Round Table at Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. Oct. 8. $3. 570-675-8936.

    Wounded Warriors: Caring for Northeast Pennsylvania’s Veterans, the 24th annual “History of Northeastern Pennsylvania” with lectures, a film and panel discussion by regional historians and experts. Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Oct. 9 with morning session 9 to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon session 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free but optional luncheon is $10. 570-740-0508.

    Pumpkin Fall Festival, with a corn maze, hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, Children’s Playland, Apple Slingshot, food including apple dumplings, Pony Party Paradise, petting zoo, Freas Farm Winery and music. Rohrbach’s Farm Market, 240 Southern Drive, Catawissa.11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 10 and 17; 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 16. Flashnight Night in the Corn Maze open 7 to 9 p.m. 570-356-7654.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “Genomic Science, Politics and Race: Can They Coexist Comfortably?” with Harvard University educator Jennifer Hochschild. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Oct. 9. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Hunt for Treasure Film Festival, a screening of “Mackenna’s Gold” (1969) starring Gregory Peck and Omar Sharif. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 9. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Sullivan County Fall Festival, the 35th annual event with a Lumberjack Competition in log rolling, crosscut, one-man bucking, bow saw, axe throw and more. Also: the Mid-Atlantic National Chainsaw Carving Competition, a juried arts and crafts show, quilt show, children’s activities, pumpkin painting, Art Expo, food vendors and music by the Tickle Band (Saturday) and Covert Action (Sunday). Sullivan County Fairgrounds, 4430 Route 154, Forksville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. $7. 570-482-4088.

    Quiet Valley Harvest Festival, the 41st annual two-day celebration of old-fashioned fun with a Civil War Encampment by the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, French-and-Indian-War soldiers portrayed by the New Jersey Frontier Guard, traditional skills demonstrations, country foods, children’s activities, pumpkin decorating, quilt raffle, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, one-room school house presentation, outdoor brick bake oven and folk entertainment. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 10 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Autumn Timber Festival, with lumberjack shows by the Ironjack Timber Team competing in hot saw, log roll, axe throw, speed climb, springboard chop and more. Also: the Mutt-allica Real Dog and Pony Show, Ugly Pig Races, Time Traveling Medicine Magic Show, blacksmithing demos, chainsaw sculptures, live music, children’s activities, scenic chairlift rides and food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11. $12; $10 children. 570-421-7231.

    Harvest and Wine Festival, with 12 Pennsylvania wineries, food vendors and music by am Radio and Idol Kings. Sponsored by the Rotary Club at Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 29, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10. $20 advance; $30 day of show; $15 designated drivers. Tickets at tunkhannockrotary.org.

    Swetland Fall Festival, with a Civil War encampment by the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, tours of the 1803 historic homestead, Colonial and Victorian games for children, Hat Contest, homemade pie contest, and a chicken barbecue. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. $15. 570-823-6244.

    Car Cruise, a benefit for the Children’s Miracle Network with trophies, raffles, music and food. Austie’s Family Restaurant, 2333 Sans Souci Parkway, Hanover Township. 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10. 570-239-1111.

    Wyalusing Fall Festival, the 21st annual street festival with displays, vendors, food, art projects, children’s events, live birds of prey, magic show and hand-painted pumpkins. Downtown Wyalusing. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. 570-746-4922.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to Tobyhanna. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 11 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Heritage Day, the annual festival with folk music, animals from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, old-time skill demonstrations, crafts for children, log cutting, Native American display and more. Lawn area near Pavilions 1 and 2, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Wyoming. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 11. 570-696-9105.

    Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint, a documentary on the 1900s human-rights activist. Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Free. 570-941-6631.

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “The Color Purple” (1985) about a young African-American girl finding her place in the world and escaping abuse. With Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Oct. 14. 570-996-1500.

    Art Night, a class in painting a fall scene; canvas, paint, brushes, easel and instructor provided. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. $35. 570-342-1770 or myspiritart.com.

    Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint, a documentary on the 1900s human-rights activist. Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Free. 570-961-4723.

    Endless Mountains Women’s Empowerment Summit, a day of professional development with workshops, speakers, panel discussions and professional vendors with displays of services and products. Montrose Bible Conference Center, Lake Avenue. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17. $20 includes buffet lunch and door prizes. Registration (by Oct. 10): 570-500-2559.

    Hunt for Treasure Film Festival, a screening of “King Solomon’s Mines” (2004) starring Patrick Swayze. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 16. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Pocono Food Truck Festival, with “street eats” from New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. Also: live music, Monster Truck shows, scenic chairlift rides, jugglers and more. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, Shawnee on Delaware. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18. $12.50; $8.50 children. 570-421-7231.

    North East Dance Club, with music by DJ Phyliss Rodemich. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. $5. 570-342-1770.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 18 departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Turkey Bingo, sponsored by the Christian Women of Our Lady of Hope Parish. Marymount Parish Center, 154 S. Hancock St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Oct. 18. $3. 570-824-7832.

    Chocoholic Frolic, the 11th annual benefit for United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania with samplings of sweet and savory chocolate treats. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. $30. 570-346-0759.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “Who Was the Greater American, George Washington or Abraham Lincoln?” by attorney Morey Myers. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Oct. 21. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Dorothy Day: A Discipleship Needed for Today, a talk on the human-rights activist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement by her granddaughter Martha Hennessy who is carrying on her work. Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 570-674-6400.

    Introducing Two Pennsylvania Pioneers, a talk by historian Sheldon Spear on two unsung heroes: Augustine Gallitzin who attracted a steady influx of Catholics to the area; and Jane Grey Swisshelm, one of America’s first female journalists who embraced women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Dorothy Day Commemoration Lecture, a talk on the 1900s human-rights activist by her granddaughter Martha Hennessey entitled “Memories of My Grandmother, Prophet and Catholic Peace Activist.” Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Also presented at the Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 570-961-4723 or 570-941-6631.

    Shamrocktoberfest, a fundraiser for the Pittston City St. Patrick’s Day Parade with food, brewery tours, basket raffles and entertainment by the Sperazza Band. Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $20.

    Hunt for Treasure Film Festival, a screening of “Treasure of the Sierra Madre” (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. 570-823-0156.

    Downtown Wilkes-Barre Ghost Walks, a walk through the historic district to hear tales of ghosts, murders and hidden graveyards, led by historian William V. Lewis. Meet at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:45 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24. $10. Reservations: 570-823-6244.

    Fine Wine, Fine Art. Pack your favorite wine and snacks and complete a painting at this paint-from-life art workshop with Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23. $25 includes paint, canvas and instruction. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Contra Dance, with music by Poison Love. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23. $10. 570-253-2020.

    Bark for Life, a dog walk for leashed pets and their owners to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. With demonstrations, basket raffles, food, music, a costume contest and pet luminaria. Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 24 with registration at 9 a.m. and event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10 advance; $15 day of event. 570-562-9749.

    Train Excursion, from Scranton to East Stroudsburg. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. Oct. 24 departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:45 p.m. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Halloween Fest, with pumpkin carving, a pinata, ghost stories, haunted woods, treats, campfire and more. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 4 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24. $5. 570-967-7275.

    Wine Pairing Fundraiser, wines from Maiolatesi Winery paired with Italian appetizers. Dante Literary Society, 1916 Prospect Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24. $25; $40 per couple. 570-342-1770.

    Night at the Races, virtual horse racing sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians at the Wilkes-Barre Township Fire Department, 150 Watson St. Oct. 24 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and post time at 7:15 p.m. $5 includes food and door prizes; $10 per horse. 570-825-7849 or 570-825-2875.

    Francis, Ignatius and Francis: Catholic Encounters with Muslims, the annual Feast of St. Francis Lecture, delivered by Father Patrick Ryan of Fordham University. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    Hunt for Treasure Film Festival, a screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) starring Harrison Ford. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Free. 570-823-0156.

    AACA Car and Bike Cruise. Anything with wheels is welcome. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30 with awards at 9 p.m.

    Colonial Superstitions, Folklore and Witchcraft, famous folk tales of the 18th century about afterlife beliefs, burial practices, witchcraft and the beginnings of some Halloween traditions. Sponsored by the Luzerne County Historical Society at the Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.

    Victorian Death and Mourning Practices, including a Victorian funeral, a Civil War Field Hospital and grieving customs and celebrations of death from the 18th to 20th centuries. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31. $10. Reservations: 570-823-6244.

    The Exorcist, the 1973 shocker about a teenage girl possessed by a mysterious entity. Rated R. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Halloween Fun at Kettle Creek, folk tales, myths and legends from Native Americans, Greeks and early Americana told around the campfire at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Also: seeking out saw-whet owls with members of the Pocono Avian Research Center. 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $8, $3 children. Registration: 570-629-3060.

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 1975 cult classic about a couple seeking help after a breakdown at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Rated R. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Oct. 31 at midnight. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Nov. 1 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. 570-735-4833.

    Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a showing of Stephen Spielberg’s classic film “The Goonies,” with free admission, popcorn and soda. Open to anyone whose life has been affected by addiction. Sponsored by Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk by Worldview columist for The Philadelphia Inquirer Trudy Rubin on “Why Not Just Forget About the Middle East?” Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 5. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Marine Corps Birthday Ball, the 240th annual event. St. Patrick Parish Center, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. Nov. 7 with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 5 to 6 p.m. and dinner and dancing 6 to 11 p.m. $25. BYOB. Age 21 and older. Reservations: 570-443-9313 or 570-443-7642.

    Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Veterans Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-340-5200.

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “Saving Private Ryan” (1998) about a group of World War II soldiers who go behind enemy lines to rescue a paratrooper. Starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 11. 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “History at the End of the World” by MIT educator Rosalind Williams. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 12. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    College Football’s Gladiators, a talk on the ethics of sports risks including a comparison between Roman gladiators and college football players by philosophy professor Heather Reid of Morningside College. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

    Fine Wine, Fine Art. Pack your favorite wine and snacks and complete a painting at this paint-from-life art workshop with Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13. $25 includes paint, canvas and instruction. Age 21 and older. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, a talk on “When There Were Two Europes: Islam and Christendom” by David Lewis, professor at New York University. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on Nov. 18. Reservations: 570-941-6206.

    Treefest, the annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with hundreds of decorated trees, seasonal musicians, choirs and dance groups, artisans, a gingerbread house contest and Chinese auction. Market Square, Bloomsburg. Nov. 27 to Dec. 6 with hours 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $6. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.

    Elf, the 2003 comedy about a man raised as an elf at the North Pole. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Nov. 28. $3. 570-826-1100.

    Miracle on 34th Street, the classic holiday film starring Maureen O’Hara and John Payne. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. $5. 570-826-1100.

    Christmas Vacation, the 1989 film following the Griswolds’ plans for a family Christmas, predictably turning into a big disaster. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 p.m. Nov. 28. $5. Also: an Arts Market for holiday shopping. 570-826-1100.

    Strategizing Scranton’s Recovery, a talk by Henry Amoroso, budget consultant to the City of Scranton. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Free but reservations required: 570-941-6206.

    Olde Time Christmas, with tours of the historic Asa Packer mansion, live nativity, train rides with Santa, historic district ghost walks, gingerbread-house contest, strolling carolers, musicians and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4-6 and 12-13. 570-325-8485.

    Holiday Workshop, a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the Balloon Lady. For all ages. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Monthly Bingo, sponsored by St. Faustina Kowalska Parish. St. Mary’s School, 1010 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Dec. 6 with doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:45 p.m. Bingo continues on the first Sunday of the month through June 5. 570-735-4833.

    Classic Movie Series, a free showing of “Home Alone” (1990) with Macaulay Culkin as a boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for a Christmas vacation. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 9. 570-996-1500.

    It’s a Wonderful Life, free showings of the holiday classic starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15. 570-996-1500.

    Fiddler Ryck Kaiser and keyboardist Jill Smith will play for a New England Contra Dance Oct. 3 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-events-contra-ryck-Kaiser-Jill-Smith.jpgFiddler Ryck Kaiser and keyboardist Jill Smith will play for a New England Contra Dance Oct. 3 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

    Guided tours of the historic Forty Fort Cemetery will run Oct. 3, 10 and 11 at 1 p.m. Meet at the Forty Fort Meeting House for a pre-tour talk.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-Events-Forty-Fort-Cemetery.jpgGuided tours of the historic Forty Fort Cemetery will run Oct. 3, 10 and 11 at 1 p.m. Meet at the Forty Fort Meeting House for a pre-tour talk.

    There will be plenty of children’s activities at the annual Hawley Harvest Hoedown on Oct. 3.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-Events-Hawley-Hoedown.jpgThere will be plenty of children’s activities at the annual Hawley Harvest Hoedown on Oct. 3.

    The North Branch Land Trust invites everyone to ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ Oct. 4 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-Events-Taste-the-Local-harvest.jpgThe North Branch Land Trust invites everyone to ‘Taste the Local Harvest’ Oct. 4 at the Huntsville Golf Club in Dallas.

    A group of Tibetan monks will visit the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas Oct. 5 to 9 for a series of activities including creating a sand mandala.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-events-tibetan-monks.jpgA group of Tibetan monks will visit the campus of Misericordia University in Dallas Oct. 5 to 9 for a series of activities including creating a sand mandala.

    The music, dance and art of 56 ethnic groups will be represented in the presentation ‘Colorful China’ Oct. 5 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston.
    http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_10.2-events-WyoSem_ColorFulChina_1_15.jpgThe music, dance and art of 56 ethnic groups will be represented in the presentation ‘Colorful China’ Oct. 5 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston.